Lake Mead


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Noun1.Lake Mead - the largest reservoir in the United StatesLake Mead - the largest reservoir in the United States; located in southeastern Nevada and northwestern Arizona and formed by the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River; the center of a recreational area
Arizona, Grand Canyon State, AZ - a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
Battle Born State, Nevada, NV, Sagebrush State, Silver State - a state in the southwestern United States
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Lake Mead, in Arizona and Nevada, is a major reservoir where Colorado River water is stored.
The volume of water contained in its ice is enough to fill Lake Mead, the highest capacity reservoir in the United States, roughly 35 times over.
This home has no HOA and is located within close proximity to Lake Mead Parkway and the 95.
But the area around Lake Mead can be quite dangerous for hikers from early spring to late fall.
Guests will then be escorted to a state-of-the-art helicopter where they'll experience views of the historic Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and Mojave Desert before landing on a private bluff inside the Grand Canyon for breakfast.
An estimated $1.1 billion will be paid to a trust responsible for cleaning up a former chemical manufacturing site in Nevada that led to perchlorate contamination in Lake Mead. The site is located within the Black Mountain Industrial complex near Henderson, Nev.
Arizona, California and Nevada have agreed to add as much as 3 million acre-feet of water to Lake Mead, the Colorado River reservoir that supplies much of the Southwest with water.
That is twice the amount stored in Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the U.S., which can hold two years' worth of Colorado River runoff.
-- One of the main reservoirs in the vast Colorado River water system that is struggling to serve the booming Southwest will get more water this year, but that won't be enough to pull Lake Mead back from near-record lows.
The prolonged drought conditions have dropped traditional water reservoirs such as Lake Mead down to historically low levels.
Plant ecologist Ken Cole said he first noticed what was happening back in 2003 when he visited the Lake Mead Recreational Area of the park.